160th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade (Ukraine)

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160th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade
160 зенітна ракетна бригада
Active January 23, 1941 -
Country Ukraine
Branch Air Force
Type Artillery
Role Anti-Aircraft
Part of Air Command "Southern"
Garrison/HQ Odessa[1][2]
Decorations Order of Suvorov Third Class
Lieutenant Colonel Mykola Oleshiuk[2]
Collar Insignia Емблема зенітних ракетних військ (2007).png

The 160th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade is a formation of the Ukrainian Air Force. The full name of the Brigade is the 160th Warsaw-Odessa Order of Suvorov 3rd degree Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade.[3] (Ukrainian: 160-а Варшавсько-Одеська ордена Суворова ІІІ ступеня зенітна ракетна бригада). The Brigade is considered to be one of the best Anti-Aircraft Artillery units in Ukraine.[2]

The 160th Brigade was part of the 21st Air Defence Division (1961-1989) and then the 60th Air Defence Corps from 1989-1992, both part of the 8th Air Defence Army.[4] From 1961-92 it was located at Odessa.


In 1999 the Brigade was given the honorable name "Odessa" for exhibiting high level of professionalism in protecting the skies over Odessa. The brigade was also awarded with its Colour by the President of Ukraine.[2]


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